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COVID-19 DAILY BULLETIN: November 18, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

New cases: 762 (3 epi-linked cases) 

  • Vancouver Coastal Health Region: 210
  • Fraser Health Region: 481
  • Island Health Region: 20
  • Interior Health Region: 38
  • Northern Health Region: 13
  • People who reside outside of Canada: 0

Total cases in B.C. since the start of pandemic: 24,422

Active cases in B.C.: 6,861

Hospitalizations: 209 (58 in intensive care) 

People under public health monitoring: 9,871

Recovered cases: 16,914

Deaths: 320

New Health-care facility outbreaks:

  • Agecare Harmony Court Estates
  • Menno Home
  • Peace Villa

“We have seen a rising number of new cases of COVID-19 across the province and we need to slow this down. We need to put the brakes on the virus and doing this requires a sustained effort by all of us.

“This second surge is putting a strain on our health-care system, our workplaces and us all. We need to ease this pressure so we can continue to manage the virus in our province and also continue to do the many activities that are important to us.

“While your personal efforts may seem small or having little impact, the collective benefit to every community in every region is significant. Our safety layers are there to help protect us and they work best when we are all using them, all of the time.

“Now is the time to stay small, stay local and do your part – at home, work, school and in your community.”